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House lists same-sex union bill as priority

The leadership of the House of Representatives has placed the controversial proposal for the legalization of same-sex civil union in the list of priorities in the mid-term session of the 17th Congress that starts July 24, but this time, the bill will cover live-in heterosexual couples who do not want to be legally hitched.

The House Subcommittee on Correctional Reforms is set to approve next week a bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal liability to 12-years-old.

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The House Committee on Justice yesterday junked the impeachment complaint against President Duterte, declaring it as “insufficient in substance.”

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House leaders belittled yesterday the impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary C. Alejano against President Duterte, saying that the Chief Executive has the full backing of the majority of the members of the House of Representatives.

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Any attempt to insert additional criminal acts to the four heinous crimes already listed in the death penalty menu will be blocked when the House of Representatives votes on the measure possibly on Tuesday.

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The House of Representatives will jumpstart plenary debates on the bill seeking to reimpose the death penalty on illegal drugs and heinous crimes when Congress resumes its sessions next week.

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